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Can running whilst breasfeeding cause a stitch?

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PollyPeppa Thu 15-Sep-11 09:55:25

I'm breastfeeding and have taken up running, the first few times were fine but now I am getting stitches every time and sooner and sooner from the start of the run. I haven't chnaged running times, breathing or food intake, could it be due due breastfeeding and increased lactic acid in teh body?

AgonyBeetle Thu 15-Sep-11 09:58:08

Probably best not to bfeed and run at the same time - you migth drop the baby. [deadpan]

notyummy Thu 15-Sep-11 13:02:57

I haven't heard this and I would be surprised tbh. I would look at all the other causes of stitch first (kind of food before/length of time before running/breathing.) Pressing into the stitch with your hand/fingers whilst bending away from the stitch (i.e side bend stretching the area where the stitch is) can help.

curlywurlycremeegg Thu 15-Sep-11 13:07:31

grin angrybeetel I was just popping on to say I didn't know about stitches but it must be a bit traumatic for your nipples

Sorry OP, no helpful advice

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